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10-09-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By CrankyFranky

Heck - hope you knit fast. Funny post - I wish I...

Heck - hope you knit fast. Funny post - I wish I had your positive attitude! Be well and remain in light!

I'm hoping my antigravity pills continue to work.
09-18-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By CrankyFranky

That's a tricky one, George. Healthcare these...

That's a tricky one, George. Healthcare these days is stretched every which way in many areas, and hospital workers are often burnt out and simply don't have the juice to provide care you would...
09-01-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By CrankyFranky

I finally received the Out Front Mount and case....

I finally received the Out Front Mount and case. My initial attempts to mount it on the 26mm bars above were thwarted because the middle adaptor (closest fit of the three) was expanded slightly...
08-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By CrankyFranky

Thanks again!

Thanks again!
08-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By CrankyFranky

I measured the stem rise at 22 degrees and bars...

I measured the stem rise at 22 degrees and bars at 26mm. Or is it 26.2mm. Thanks mschwett !!!...
08-16-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By CrankyFranky

You are right adamrice - you can find negative...

You are right adamrice - you can find negative reviews for anything. My concern was that this phone has a glass back... but also, my concern is just another manifestation of my procrastination -...
08-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By CrankyFranky

My boss said he'd provide me with a new iPhone so...

My boss said he'd provide me with a new iPhone so I asked for the 12 Pro Max, even though it is huge and heavy. I was just about to buy the Quad Lock even though I couldn't figure exactly which mount...
11-06-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,317
Posted By CrankyFranky

I grew up in the northeast and returned here to...

I grew up in the northeast and returned here to live out my life. I agree that negligence from electronic distractions are now our biggest threat, much greater than encounters with random...
11-28-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,929
Posted By CrankyFranky

Wobble, that's great that you had the courage to...

Wobble, that's great that you had the courage to pry your butt off the couch after a stroke. I imagine that not many people respond in such a life-affirming manner.
If I can't shake the wrist pain,...
11-25-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,929
Posted By CrankyFranky

Hi eja - ay, I have an '72 Atala... your...

Hi eja - ay, I have an '72 Atala... your Bottecchia and mine should get together and reminisce about the old country :-) just kidding.

I first went to the hand specialist two years ago complaining...
11-25-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,929
Posted By CrankyFranky

I am considering swapping my Campagnolo triple...

I am considering swapping my Campagnolo triple with 10 speed rear for Di2, if I can't solve the wrist issue with wrist braces or some other orthopedic solution. I'll be visiting my hand specialist a...
11-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,929
Posted By CrankyFranky

That's my take too... at 70, still working full...

That's my take too... at 70, still working full time with not enough time to ride much more than my commute, my plan is to dial back work to 3 days a week in order to build up my stamina. A few weeks...
Forum: Touring
03-04-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,704
Posted By CrankyFranky

+1!

+1!
01-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,394
Posted By CrankyFranky

I've been on the fence about researching and...

I've been on the fence about researching and getting round to actually purchasing some CBD for my chonic arthritic pain. But since I also no longer tolerate any NSAID meds due to years of prior...
09-24-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CrankyFranky

I am ignorant about the structural differences...

I am ignorant about the structural differences between the long cage double and triple Campag RDs. Could someone point me to the correct information or lacking that, edumacate me pleeze? Are the...
09-23-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CrankyFranky

Hmmm... I think I have a winter project to take...

Hmmm... I think I have a winter project to take the Stan Pike into the current century. Thanks OP!!! Now to find the parts... : - /
08-20-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,548
Posted By CrankyFranky

Ya know, in any group of humans one will find...

Ya know, in any group of humans one will find some jerks. It pays not to hang out with jerks, lest you become one of 'em. Especially homicidal jerks.
07-04-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,304
Posted By CrankyFranky

Mmmmm that candy blue over gold is astonishing in...

Mmmmm that candy blue over gold is astonishing in good light. Frame details and finish on the Argos are so far above the quality of any original International i've seen (except the reworked ones)...
07-03-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By CrankyFranky

Randy, I bought a '72 Atala Record Pro from my...

Randy, I bought a '72 Atala Record Pro from my LBS, and still ride it daily in lowly commuting service. Mine definitely did not have painted frame ends and I didn't see any with painted lugs in my...
06-30-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,965
Posted By CrankyFranky

My hat's off to you! First, your epic tour - and...

My hat's off to you! First, your epic tour - and now this! This alone is a good justification for retirement!
05-12-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,395
Posted By CrankyFranky

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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59.5cm Legend Ti S2 tubing...
04-07-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,696
Posted By CrankyFranky

Wow. Went for tirty-tree fiddy. Better not unwrap...

Wow. Went for tirty-tree fiddy. Better not unwrap it.
03-29-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,795
Posted By CrankyFranky

His ability to bring sculputral art out of...

His ability to bring sculputral art out of manufactured parts was breathtaking - and my condolences to you - your sense of loss is palpable. At least, he passed this mortal coil doing what we here...
03-25-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By CrankyFranky

Are the hubs identical? Do they both have stock...

Are the hubs identical? Do they both have stock spacers/locknuts/knurled nuts on ‘em?

Assume that the freewheels are the same? I'm all for measuring both.

Are the small cogs the same tooth...
03-21-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By CrankyFranky

And is rear spacing 120mm or 126? GLWS!

And is rear spacing 120mm or 126? GLWS!
03-16-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By CrankyFranky

I know this response is a few months late. ...

I know this response is a few months late.

Unfortunately, surgeon’s opinions are just that - opinions. It’s hard for patients to discern which opinion makes the most sense with respect to the...
03-10-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,270
Posted By CrankyFranky

You're a lucky man! 35 degrees here!

You're a lucky man! 35 degrees here!
03-04-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,297
Posted By CrankyFranky

Welcome back! Us ambulatory patients have been...

Welcome back! Us ambulatory patients have been relegated to the newfangled "Pills & Ills" subforum. Once I'm out from under my rock, I look forward to seeing more of your enjoyable posts.
02-23-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,041
Posted By CrankyFranky

Beautiful rail trail and two happy riders....

Beautiful rail trail and two happy riders. Nothing better than that!
02-23-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,466
Posted By CrankyFranky

Just for fun, FIFY: 1200 1395 1644 ...

Just for fun, FIFY:
1200 1395 1644 3090 3504 2612 1643 5471 7445 9432 8910 8960 8513 11725 14588 10401 ...
02-14-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,211
Posted By CrankyFranky

I found this to be the source of my sciatica...

I found this to be the source of my sciatica lighting up - of course, perhaps not the OPs situation. Once you "get" what the stretch is supposed to feel like, it is a piece of cake to revisit the...
01-07-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,258
Posted By CrankyFranky

A wise man!:thumb:

A wise man!:thumb:
01-06-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By CrankyFranky

My '72 Atala has nicely chromed lugs, seat...

My '72 Atala has nicely chromed lugs, seat cluster and frame/fork ends, and paint on the rest. It seems that was what Italian factories in that era. The paint flakes and doesn't adhere very well - it...
01-06-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,488
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm still riding my '72 Atala Record Pro daily,...

I'm still riding my '72 Atala Record Pro daily, now sadly only to work and errands...still...riding! Well OK not @ 12F. You probably wouldn't want to see it though.
01-04-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,946
Posted By CrankyFranky

Aw heck Gugie - I wish I lived near you, you're a...

Aw heck Gugie - I wish I lived near you, you're a great mentor.
12-31-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,736
Posted By CrankyFranky

Had to chuckle at "wait till it warms up to at...

Had to chuckle at "wait till it warms up to at least 10F first"... It got up to 20F a couple days ago, and it felt absolutely balmy. I was thinking about breaking out for a ride, but I don't have...
12-31-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By CrankyFranky

I have my aluminum foil ready just in case. OP,...

I have my aluminum foil ready just in case. OP, whaddya mean by your opening thread?
12-31-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,470
Posted By CrankyFranky

As others have indicated, most people of means...

As others have indicated, most people of means and good will will continue to donate regardless of the new rules.

However, I do suspect that you won't see as many top-of-the-line used bikes being...
12-29-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,709
Posted By CrankyFranky

Since we're also mentioning parts mfgs: How about...

Since we're also mentioning parts mfgs: How about Everest bike chains (now industrial chains only - they no longer make 'em). Special Oro were very pretty. I have a NOS one, looking for a hanger.
12-27-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,754
Posted By CrankyFranky

Wonderful - a complete ironclad provenance!...

Wonderful - a complete ironclad provenance! Salute from one frozen north to another frozen north (perhaps moreso!).

ps. Interesting skewer ends.
12-27-17, 12:31 PM
12-25-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,088
Posted By CrankyFranky

Merry Christmas, and many happy miles in the new...

Merry Christmas, and many happy miles in the new year to all!
12-23-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,196
Posted By CrankyFranky

Stuck cotters rank alongside stuck seatposts as...

Stuck cotters rank alongside stuck seatposts as the worst of the worst. I had one of these, worked on it for two weeks, every trick I could come up with, and in the end, it still came down to drill,...
12-22-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By CrankyFranky

I forgot this rule today, and now I'm out of my...

I forgot this rule today, and now I'm out of my Magicshine back/front combo. Live and learn.:(
12-11-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By CrankyFranky

Huh. I've had two bike shops that declined my...

Huh. I've had two bike shops that declined my asking them to spread my 531 from 120 to 130. Guess I have to talk to a frame builder to get a straight answer. :foo:
12-10-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,488
Posted By CrankyFranky

Amen! We live in a wonderful age and place, where...

Amen! We live in a wonderful age and place, where we not only have the technology, we can afford to get stuff like torn retinas repaired, new knees and hips, and at the same time, titanium and carbon...
12-09-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,694
Posted By CrankyFranky

I hope that your son gets bitten by the road bug....

I hope that your son gets bitten by the road bug. It's great that you are his LBS!

It is a pity that the company's financial takeover killed a great American company for a few hundred thousand $$$...
12-08-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,694
Posted By CrankyFranky

Sweet! What does the tubing decal say?

Sweet! What does the tubing decal say?
12-03-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,148
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm with you there! I had three foot operations...

I'm with you there! I had three foot operations on my right foot, and a left Achilles rupture which took 11 weeks on my back before healing. So I'm a bit shy about surgery, to say the least! But it...
12-01-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,148
Posted By CrankyFranky

Good to hear that you're on schedule and are...

Good to hear that you're on schedule and are killing the PT. Leg press is impressive after only 12 weeks, I think. I'm up soon for a knee after much shilly-shallying. 68 yo me is telling myself "if...
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